This week’s visual prompt at Hélène Vaillant’s Willow Poetry blog is the image below.


Past the shifting facades,

behind the dead ends,

on the other side

of vertigo

lies my heart:

hermetically sealed

by fear

of intimacy, by

distrust and abandonment.

Many have tried to

navigate the labyrinth

to its end;

all had failed.


All, but one.




SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan Marie Shuman


12 thoughts

  1. You wrote an exceptional poem for this prompt. Trust in relationships, how difficult this is after being hurt. It takes courage to trust again. Thank you so much for sharing this, I could identify in many ways.

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